About Me—or should I say Us
Hi—I’m happy to meet you!
My name is Kay Lawson, but because that name is a bit dull—and because I share it with a few other people—I use the name S.K. Dubois for my fiction and blog.
It’s hard to say exactly where Sorchia ends and Kay begins. Between us, we have a variety of skills and a deep and abiding love of words.
S.K., or Sorchia as she’s known to her friends, writes urban fantasy novels and cozy mysteries. She maintains a blog where she shares book reviews and comments on anything spooky, witchy, or weird.
S.K. has published four books, both independently and with small presses, and will be publishing three more in 2024.
Kay Lawson is a freelance editor. For thirteen years, she worked as Lead Instructional Designer at Stride Enterprises, a virtual education provider. There, she trained and supervised two associate designers. As a team, they designed, edited, and branded professional development documents, which served as aids to a diverse population of virtual instructors. In addition, Kay edits fiction novels.
Sorchia and I are happy to have you here. Please check out the samples and look around the website.
This portfolio is a work in progress. Please leave comments on additional information you would find useful.
Testimonials and Reviews
Regarding Kay Lawson: I would recommend Kay Lawson for any professional educational endeavor that she may pursue. During her time at Stride Learning Solutions, she was part of the Academic Support Team, who provided chat, phone, and web case support for teachers, students, mentors, and administrators who use our platforms. Kay can collaboratively work with a team to troubleshoot and provide various forms of support. She was dedicated to providing a positive and cooperative work environment as seen through her interactions with team members and customers. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills which were very effective when providing support on our Academic Support Team. One of her notable strengths was her ability to listen, edit, proof, and update resources used by Stride Learning Solutions through support and training. Kay’s attention to detail helped make these resources effective tools for our customers. In conclusion, I confidently recommend Kay Lawson for any position involving teamwork, support, and production. She is a very effective individual who works well with others and takes pride in the outcome of her work as she tried to always help others. Please feel free to contact me if any further information is needed. Sincerely, Susan Franchi Academic Support Team Manager Stride Learning Solutions IST
Kay is an excellent editor, focused on the details and nuances of the project she is completing. She is communicative and flexible to changes that occur on projects and knows how to ask the right questions. Kay can create her own timelines and processes that will get her project done before the due date and in recognition that adjustments may be made. There is no more pleasant person to work with than Kay, even when a project becomes complicated or stressful. I highly recommend Kay Lawson as an editor, content creator, and working partner on any project.
From an author and client’s standpoint, Sorchia DuBois is a delight to work with. I first worked with Sorchia in 2018 on my independently published debut young adult fantasy and have subsequently worked with her on the following three novels. Sorchia offers the perfect combination of skepticism and praise when it comes to editing. She’s quick to point out what doesn’t work (including crutch words or phrases), but also just as quick to point out an author’s strengths, which makes for a pleasant author-editor relationship. She’s excellent at highlighting details as well as keeping the big picture in mind. Her editing timeline is impeccable, ensuring a quick and efficient turnaround on projects so the author can keep moving forward toward publication. Enlisting Sorchia’s keen eye on my work was worth every penny and more. I highly recommend her services.
Tarrowburn Prophecies Series by L. Ryan Storms
Temper the Dark by L. Ryan Storms
Published Works as S.K. Dubois
Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones
Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen
Zoraida Grey and the Pictish Runes
Witchling: A Collection of Zoraida Grey Short Stories
“A Cold Spring”
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